SANTA ANA, Calif. - The number of coronavirus cases in Orange County jumped up to 656 today, with the death toll rising to 13.
The number of patients hospitalized increased from 94 to 115 on Thursday, with 47 in intensive care.
Of the county's cases, 40% are between the ages of 45 and 64, 16% between 35 and 44, 15% between 25 and 34, 10% between 18 and 24, and 18% over 65. One patient is described as a child, but an age and gender were not released. Men make up 55% of the county's cases, 44% are female and the rest is unknown.
Of the patients who have died of complications from COVID-19, seven were 65 or older, two were 25 to 34, one was 35 to 44, and three were 45 to 64. Six of the people who died were female, and seven were male.
As of Thursday, 7,791 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the county. Officials said they currently have enough tests for 1,206 more people. Since Wednesday, 520 people have been tested.
Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do on Tuesday implored residents to stay at home as much as possible to stem the tide of the pandemic.
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"Social distancing and isolation is no longer a debate,'' Do said.
Stay-at-home orders in other countries have lessened the spread of the disease, Do said, adding that Orange County residents might not know for weeks or months how effective their efforts have been.
"But we can do more than hope for the best,'' he said.
Do noted he received multiple text messages and photos of large groups of people gathering last weekend in violation of the social-distancing recommendations.
"I have even heard of people hosting coronavirus parties,'' Do said. "Stop it. ... Don't make play dates. Don't go see your cousin. ... Just don't.''
Do pointed out that "Just because you don't feel sick, doesn't mean you're not sick,'' referring to the incubation period of the virus before symptoms flare up.